Labor News

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Teachers protest cuts with one-day strike

OAKLAND, Calif. - Teachers staged a one-day strike April 29 in response to the school board's unilateral imposition of a contract that lays off teachers, and increases class sizes, with no pay raises.

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Sacramento protests “Queen Meg” with one of its own

Teachers, nurses and state workers crowded around the entrance to the exclusive Sutter Club here to protest billionaire GOP candidate Meg Whitman.

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Workers lose fight to keep NUMMI open

The United Auto Workers' campaign to keep the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) plant open has ended in defeat.

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Closing NUMMI will harm both Toyota & community

Toyota's decision to close the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) auto plant in Fremont, Calif. March 31 goes against the firm's business interests, and its devastating effects will ripple throughout California.

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Solidarity with Rio Tinto miners: ‘From the Docks to the Desert’

Trucks loaded with $30,000 worth of food, followed by a 150-car convoy, converged on the Rio Tinto Borax mine and plant in Boron, Calif., in solidarity with locked out miners.

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Support is building for Transportation Security officers

Transportation Security Officers responsible for keeping the country's airways safe and secure have been fighting their own struggle for security through collective bargaining rights.

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Labor campaigns vs. NUMMI closure

Workers at the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) plant ratchet up pressure to keep the plant open despite Toyota's decision to shut it down in March.

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Safeway janitors stop work, tired of intimidation

Frustrated by the intimidation tactics of Safeway's janitorial services contractors, janitors who clean Safeway supermarkets in northern California stopped work on the night of Feb. 10.

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Video: Boycott Hyatt

Video of labor and allies confronting Hyatt Hotel Corporation.

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Rite Aid workers fight for first contract

When it comes to union busting, the retail drug giant Rite Aid is the "poster child" for why we need the Employee Free Choice Act, says Peter Olney, organizing director for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

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